LeToya Set to Play Dionne Warwick in Biopic

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LeToya has been cast to play singer Dionne Warwick in an upcoming film about the singer’s life.

Warwick made the announcement today at the Cannes Film Festival. The biopic will be called “Dionne,” and based on her 2010 biography “My Life As I See It.” It will focus on the years 1962 through 1968 and will explain the role British singer Cilla Black (portrayed by Lady Gaga) played in her career and why she was became Warwick’s nemesis. The film will also star Danny Glover and Olympia Dukakis.

“She is perfect and she has exactly the right look,” Warwick told The Hollywood Reporter about LeToya playing her. “She will bring out what is needed for this part.”

LeToya will also record music for the film’s soundtrack.

Warwick is a five-time Grammy winner and the second most charted female vocalist of all time with more 60 songs and selling over 100M records. Her hits include “Walk On By”, “Say a Little Prayer” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”

LeToya Stars in New TV One Comedy ‘Here We Go Again’

 

LeToya will star as Maddy Walker in the new TV One series Here We Go alongside Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game) as Loretta and Kyndall Ferguson playing Shante.

Here We Go Again, showcases three generations of Walker women whose lives are upended after a series of events sends them along an unexpected journey.

The half-hour series follows Maddy, a single mother who is convinced there is a “Walker Women’s Curse,” after being born to her mother, Loretta, at age 16, and having a child herself at age 16. Maddy refuses to let her daughter, Shante, now approaching her dreaded 16th birthday, become the next in line. Though on a professional high and having fun dating Cedric (Travis Winfrey, Single Ladies), on the night of Shante’s sweet 16 birthday, old feelings resurface for her high school sweetheart Victor (Andra Fuller, Black Jesus) – Shante’s dad and in a moment of weakness, they have one more steamy night. Maddy becomes shocked when at the age of 32, she discovers she is pregnant by Victor – again. As they navigate the trials and triumphs encountered along the way, they discover that starting over just might be where the fun actually begins.

Here We Go Again premiers Tuesday, February 9th at 8:00PM/7:00CT on TV One.

Propain – “You On You” (featuring LeToya)

Houston-based rapper, Propain has released his new mixtape, “Against All Odds” and features LeToya on the Donnie Houston produced track, “You On You”. Check it out!

NEW MUSIC! “Don’t Make Me Wait” featuring T.I.

LeToya has released the official remix to her Single Ladies inspired record, “Don’t Make Me Wait”! Featuring “The King” T.I., the song serves as a preview to her upcoming album Until Then set for release later this year! You can download the song NOW on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon!

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